Systems Engineering Certificate Program

The Systems Engineering Certificate Program is comprised of four classes, each consisting of 40 hours of instruction, for a total of 160 hours.
  • To earn the certificate, you must complete all four courses in the series.
  • All classes will take place on the IUPUC campus in technologically advanced classrooms with comfortable, adjustable chairs, an outside view, modular tables with laptop outlets, free Wi-Fi access, and free parking.
  • The cost for each course in the series is $1,600 each for a total cost of $6,400 for the certificate.
  • The program can be customized for weekend sessions.
  • For information, assistance, or more details, contact Kevin McCracken at 812.348.7302 or

1. Workshop on Innovation & Creativity: August 5–9, 2013

Monday–Friday | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | CC Room 170
Cost: $1,600 per participant, includes all materials
NOTE: This workshop is the first in a series of four for a certificate in systems engineering certificate, but it can be taken as a stand-alone course for those who want to jump-start their creativity and innovation in the workplace.

  • A five-day experience in which you will explore creativity and innovation leading to market success.
  • Content will include concepts, theories, models, strategies, and cases of market-focused products and services.
  • You will be actively involved in practical but challenging exercises to tap your creativity in an immersive environment supporting and facilitating new ways of thinking and problem-solving.
  • Taught by Dr. Jonathan Weaver, University of Detroit-Mercy. Weaver has worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Naval Postgraduate School in the area of product development. He has more than 20 years of experience in product development, design, and systems engineering.
  • For information or assistance, contact Kevin McCracken at 812.348.7302 or
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2. Product Planning & Development: Date TBA

This class will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the key steps in end-to-end product development. You will gain knowledge of and ability to use various planning and development tools during each phase in the product development cycle. Content will include both generic product development and engine-specific processes related to advanced automotive manufacturing.

3. Systems Architecture: Date TBA

As a student in this class you will explore the structure and early, conceptual phases of the system development process, support an ongoing project through the system engineering and design phase, think independently and holistically about product architecture, and challenge, critically evaluate, and contribute to the evolution of methods of architecting.

4. Systems Engineering: Date TBA

The goal of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the key elements of systems engineering, including elements of good engineering processes, requirements analysis, interface definition and management, trade-off studies, decision-making tools, system models, and design validation techniques. Emphasis will be given to diesel engines through examples, case studies, and a required project.

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

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